in reply to Re: Re: Parlour?
in thread Parlour?

You are right in the sense that updates to old threads don't get that much exposure. (my /msg idea was just to compensate for that). You can surely ask yourself if the PM-comunity wants exposure on detailistic threads. I'd answer "No", and state that interested ppl will come back.

And you hit solid rock when you say that interesting threads are buried under flawed titles. A better solution would be if ppl change the titles of subthreads, just like they do in newsgroups. I promise to improve myself and change titles from now on. QED

If you think clearly, there is new functionality in the Parlour section! The only thing is the other status of threads... and that reminds me of a previous discussion. And maybe the ability to track a discussion.

"We are not alone"(FZ)
Update: I really agree with kudra on the was syntax.

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(kudra) hazards of title-changing (was: Re: Exposure and naming and a bit Parlour)
by kudra (Vicar) on Jun 13, 2001 at 19:32 UTC
    Unfortunately, changing titles tends to discourage one of the easiest ways of following a thread--following it in newest nodes. Personally, I prefer the (was: ) syntax to both give an indication of context while still allowing sensible renaming.
Parlour, naming and a revised suggestion
by Tiefling (Monk) on Jun 13, 2001 at 19:18 UTC
    Ok - different version of the idea: how about the Parlour as a page indexing (a) the most heavily trafficked threads and (b) recently re-opened threads?

    As for node-naming, you're quite right.


    -----BEGIN GEEK CODE BLOCK----- Version: 3.1 GAT d++ s:- a-- C++ UL P++ L++(+) E? W+(++) N+ o? K w+(--) !O M- V? PS+ PE- Y PGP- t+ 5 X+ R+++ tv- b+++ DI++++ D+ G+ e++ h!(-) y +? ------END GEEK CODE BLOCK------
      As for heavily trafficked nodes, see Most visited nodes, but a restriction on the days past and sections could be handy....

      Re-opened threads: Write a client yourself! Make a client that checks the newest notes for replies in threads that are older than x days, and reports that on the user. Hand it over to jcwren, so that it is kept centrally. (otherwise too heavy load on pm server) Something like that.

      "We are not alone"(FZ)